By Tamuka Charakupa
CHIPINGE District Hospital has received medical equipment worth over US$178 000 from a development partner, who is complementing government efforts to improve health service delivery in rural communities.
Government is working with various partners to improve health service delivery in rural communities, with the latest being the handover of medical equipment worth US$178 500 by World Vision.
“As a partner, through government, we have handed over surgical masks as well as critical equipment such as oxygen concentrators. We are also going to install a 5 000 litre oxygen tank so that our hospital is well capacitated,” said Joe Bizure World Vision Project Coordinator.
Chipinge District Hospital staff and patients thanked the organisation for working with government at a time when the number of patients being treated at the hospital has increased drastically.
“We want to thank our government and its partners for this commitment. We have received PPEs and medical equipment such as oxygen concentrator and the installation of a 5000 litre oxygen tank. We are a busy hospital so this will go a long way towards enhancing health service delivery,” said Dr Charles Magotorima, Chipinge District Hospital, Medical Practitioner.
The staff of the hospital were full of joy, “As staff we welcome this development as the equipment will help us as we attend to our patients. We are witnessing improved health delivery at this hospital because renovations are shaping up as well as improved welfare for us.” Meanwhile, government is also working on the refurbishment of the district hospital as part of efforts to improve service delivery
Meanwhile, government is also working on the refurbishment of the district hospital as part of efforts to improve service delivery.